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Rome and the Revolution Controversy

Jonathan Sachs

in Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376128
eISBN:
9780199871643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376128.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In their polemical responses to the French revolution, Edmund Burke, William Godwin, John Thelwall, and others deploy Roman texts and Roman heroes for opposing sides in the conflict. Burke bolsters ... More


A Matter of Emphasis: Coleridge and Thelwall, 1796–7

David Fairer

in Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle, 1790-1798

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199296163
eISBN:
9780191712289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296163.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

John Thelwall, the radical activist, posed a double challenge to Coleridge — as a materialist atheist and as a man with decided views on poetic form. This chapter argues that these two elements were ... More


Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years

Nicholas Roe

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119692
eISBN:
9780191671197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119692.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This study is a reappraisal of William Wordsworth's and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's radical careers before their emergence as major poets. The book presents a detailed examination of both writers' ... More


Introduction: Voices from the Common Grave of Liberty

Nicholas Roe

in Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119692
eISBN:
9780191671197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119692.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book presents some of the difficulties in William Wordsworth's and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's retrospective accounts of their own radicalism, and is in effect a manifesto for the historical and ... More


‘A Light Bequeathed’: Coleridge, Thelwall, Wordsworth, Godwin

Nicholas Roe

in Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119692
eISBN:
9780191671197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119692.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter reconsiders William Wordsworth's and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's connections with the democratic reform movement, and to John Thelwall and William Godwin in particular. As with ‘Citizen ... More


‘A Sympathy with Power’: Imagining Robespierre

Nicholas Roe

in Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119692
eISBN:
9780191671197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119692.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter suggests that in 1794–1795 Maximilian Robespierre was a monitory but not necessarily unattractive figure for William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and John Thelwall, and argues ... More


Inner Emigrants: Kindly Interchange, Rash Disdain

Nicholas Roe

in Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119692
eISBN:
9780191671197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119692.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter uses the Spy Nozy incident to establish the political status of the poets' residence at Nether Stowey and Alfoxden in 1797–1798. Their experience of defeat is presented alongside that of ... More


Critical Conversation in the 1790s: Godwin, Hays, and Wollstonecraft

Jon Mee

in Conversable Worlds: Literature, Contention, and Community 1762 to 1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591749
eISBN:
9780191731433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591749.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on the particular conversable world created by London’s radical intelligensia in the 1790s. It explores the idea of ‘rational conversation’ propounded by Godwin, Hays, and ... More


‘Language Really Used by Men’: Cowper, Coleridge, and Wordsworth

Jon Mee

in Conversable Worlds: Literature, Contention, and Community 1762 to 1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591749
eISBN:
9780191731433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591749.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on the development of the conversation poem from William Cowper on to the experiments of Coleridge and Wordsworth in the 1790s. It traces Cowper’s development of a conversational ... More


Enthusiasm, Liberty, and Benevolence in the 1790s

JON MEE

in Romanticism, Enthusiasm, and Regulation: Poetics and the Policing of Culture in the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284788
eISBN:
9780191718953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284788.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores the effects on the discourse of enthusiasm of the reaction to the French Revolution in British culture, especially attempts to distinguish proper ‘benevolence’ from the fury of ... More


Coleridge, Prophecy, and Imagination

JON MEE

in Romanticism, Enthusiasm, and Regulation: Poetics and the Policing of Culture in the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284788
eISBN:
9780191718953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284788.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter looks at the importance of the idea of ‘enthusiasm’ to Coleridge's poetics. It examines the early radical and religious poetry and its millenarian aspirations, but suggests that even ... More


The Majesty of the People: Popular Sovereignty and the Role of the Writer in the 1790s

Georgina Green

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689064
eISBN:
9780191768170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689064.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book links emerging Romantic ideas about the role of the writer to the ambivalence of the concept of popular sovereignty. In looking closely at how theories about the role of the intellectual or ... More


Vitalism’s Revolution: John Thelwall, Life, and the Economy of Radical Politics

Richard A. Barney

in Systems of Life: Biopolitics, Economics, and Literature on the Cusp of Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281725
eISBN:
9780823284870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281725.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay examines how John Thelwall, the notorious political radical inspired by the French Revolution, deployed scientific vitalism in order to promote economic and political change in late ... More


Before and After Lives: John Thelwall and William Godwin

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

John Thelwall and William Godwin are the two highest-profile examples of ‘usual’ and ‘unusual’ suspects from the 1790s. Their lives clearly reveal the phenomenon of bifurcated biography ... More


‘A gang of disaffected Englishmen’: Spy Nozy and the Somerset Gang

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

James Gillray’s ‘New Morality’ cartoon of August, 1798, illustrating George Canning’s poem of the same name in The Anti-Jacobin, is in effect a police line-up of many of the suspects, both ‘usual’ ... More


‘Whispering tongues can poison truth’: Coleridge and Thelwall, 1796–1798

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Coleridge corresponded frequently with John Thelwall in 1796–7, urging him to come to live in Somerset. Thelwall was in retreat from his years as a political orator, hounded by vigilantes. But ... More


Close Confinement: John Thelwall and the Romantic Prison

John Bugg

in Five Long Winters: The Trials of British Romanticism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785105
eISBN:
9780804787307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785105.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Studying three prison poets of the 1790s (John Thelwall, James Montgomery, and John Augustus Bonney), this chapter investigates the significance of incarceration for Romantic-era culture. The prison ... More


Assembling the People: John Thelwall and the London Corresponding Society

Green Georgina

in The Majesty of the People: Popular Sovereignty and the Role of the Writer in the 1790s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689064
eISBN:
9780191768170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689064.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter two looks at 1790s extra-parliamentary activism, which challenged the idea that the people have no political existence outside of Parliament and the concept of ‘virtual representation’. The ... More


Literary Contexts: The Gypsy on the Page in the Romantic Period

Sarah Houghton-Walker

in Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198719472
eISBN:
9780191788581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719472.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines a selection of texts in order to establish a specifically literary context for Romantic-period representations of gypsies. The first part of the chapter looks back to the ... More


John Thelwall’s School of Eloquence

Sarah Zimmerman

in The Romantic Literary Lecture in Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833147
eISBN:
9780191872631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833147.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Thelwall could not escape the ghosts of his radical past as a political speaker who had been tried for treason. In reinventing himself as a speech therapist and lecturer on elocution he channeled his ... More


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